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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 5 2014 2:45 p.m. MDT

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sandy, utah

Good story. Thanks!

Uncle Rico
Sandy, UT

Awesome story... I take it he did not do the bad deed.

West Jordan, UT

Touching story - thanks for sharing!

Honolulu, HI

I loved this story. Thank-you!

Salt Lake City, UT

Our choices do have consequences. I'm grateful for his life story and for his listening to the Spirit. Doing this has changed and blessed me in my life as well.

Salt Lake City, UT

Whoa! Amazing stories! Much thanks to Bro. Johnson for what you have done and for what you have become and thanks to Bro. Wright for this great read.

Glendora, CA

This story seems very similar to the former Black Panther leader, Eldridge Cleaver.

Nan BW
ELder, CO

This is a powerful story of the potential for change. Thank you John Johnson and "Wright Words." I would enjoy knowing about his family life.

The Caravan Moves On
Enid, OK

Amazing story! Yes, we can ALL change!


Sometimes, we don't give people the opportunity to change. I'm grateful for you account and hope it helps me to realize that part of the change is that we allow people to change. We are required to forgive, and with the mercy that we mete, that amount will be given to us. Thank you both for an incredibly moving story.

Logan, UT

I served in the Louisiana Baton Rouge Mission and was privileged to meet John Johnson. When he'd come out with us, those lessons were so intense! This man knows the bible backwards. He was awesome! The New Orleans 1st ward is full of awesome converts.

Smithfield, UT

Isn't it wonderful that we all can change and that the Atonement is there for each and every one of us. His story is amazing!

Ricardo Carvalho
Provo, UT

Thanks for such an uplifting account of such an uplifting life!

John Pack Lambert of Michigan
Ypsilanti, MI

John Johnson is a true example of the changing power of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am glad his story was shared, and hope more can hear it. I think it would be good if we could have him come here to Detroit and give a fireside talk.

Magna, UT

Thank you. I needed this for those I care about.

Santa Monica, CA

Inspiring. If only this young man could have found the church sooner, his crimes and misspent youth wouldn't have hurt so many people. Oh well. We've got him now and better late than never!

Kearns, UT

Isn't the Atonement a wonderful thing? This short article reinforces the fact that Satan is alive and well and working against the Kingdom of God.

Highland, UT

Just goes to show that God loves everyone of us - He knows us personally, whether or not we know Him, and He wants us back. I sometimes look at gangsters, druggies and thugs as "beyond hope", but this story proves there is hope for us all. Sometimes the greater the change - the greater the testimony. Way to go Brother Johnson!

layton, UT

RE: The Caravan Moves On: Amazing story!

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now am found, Was blind, but now I see. T'was Grace that taught my heart to fear. And Grace, my fears relieved. How precious did that Grace appear The hour I first believed. But,

Moroni 10: Moroni’s words speak from the ‘dust’. KJV compared to(Latin vulgate, Is 29:4), and thy speech shall whisper out of the ‘dust’. and thy voice shall be from the earth like that of the “*pythonis=(familiar spirit)”, and out of the earth thy speech shall mutter.
Acts 16:16 And it came to pass , as we went to prayer a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination= (*python/Grk,=4436) met us which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying .

Centerville, UT

This story has touched my heart and confirmed yet once again the true and miraculous power of the Lord for each of us and the work He does within us. How grateful I am that I know this and can see the Hand of the Lord in Others, and in myself. Thank you Bro. Johnson for sharing your story with all of us. Thank you Bro. Wright for writing his story. The Gospel of Christ is true, the Atonement is the ultimate miracle!

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